GREENCASTLE, Ind. – The University of Chicago women's lacrosse team used a dominant second half to seal a road contest win where the Maroons used all 28 players in Saturday's 16-3 victory over DePauw University.
The Maroons improved to 2-0 with the win, while handing the Tigers (2-1) their first loss of the year in a rematch of UChicago's program opening win from 2019.
Sophomore Lally Johnson led UChicago with four goals – including the game's opening score a the 29-minute mark – and first-year Anneke Pulkkinen had three scores, including two in a 6-2 UChicago first half.
First-years Katie Large (one assist) and Becky Van Kirk added two scores each and Peyton Sanborn, Jane Jozefowicz, Audrey Kaus (one assist), Sarah Bloomquist (two assists), and Ali Sheehy had one goal apiece for the Maroons, who outshot the Tigers by a commanding 35-11 margin.
Johnson opened up the UChicago scoring just over a minute into the game with her unassisted strike with a crease roll from behind the net, finishing low to put the guests up early. Pulkkinen netted the next two scores, both unassisted, in the next three minutes, followed by goals from Bloomquist (22:55) and Van Kirk (19:02) to give UChicago a commanding 5-0 start.
DePauw was able to get on the board at the 16:32 mark courtesy of Bria Randolph, followed by another strike by Caleigh Ranjo, before Large's free position shot with five minutes to go made it a 6-2 UChicago lead heading into the break.
The second half was all Maroons. Pulkkinen, Kaus, Johnson (two goals), Sheehy, Large, Jozefowicz and Van Kirk all scored unanswered goals for UChicago, with DePauw recording its last goal with 3:43 on the clock.
Sanborn created the final score with just over a minute to play on an unassisted goal.
A trio of goalies saw time for the Maroons, with starter Emily Feigen recording a save and the win, her second of the year. Reserves Kat Berritto (three saves) and Honor Crandell also saw time in goal for UChicago.
DePauw committed 37 turnovers compared to 25 for the Maroons, who also owned the draw control circle, 12-9. The visitors also won the categories of ground balls (38-25), and free position shots (5-1).
- Saturday, March 7: Wisconsin-River Falls at UChicago, 1 p.m. CT